The summer holidays are still a thing, but rainclouds are keeping everyone inside and the kids are getting antsy. These fun crafts for kids are great ways to keep little ones occupied when the weather’s not so hot.
[Clockwise from top left] 1. Forget the greyness outside with these fun indoor rainbows. All together now: “Red and yellow and pink and green…” happinessishomemade.net
2. Alternatively, give into the gloom with this cloudy cushion project crafted using a glue gun and fabric paint. Pillow fight guaranteed willowday.com 3. Even the smallest fingers can make these sweet foxes from old toilet rolls – almost as good as seeing the real thing outside easypeasyandfun.com
4. These wild and wacky paper plate flowers will keep budding abstract artists splashing the paint all afternoon pinkstripeysocks.com 5. Finish up any extra paper plates with this rosy-cheeked desk tidy gal. Hopefully she’ll inspire the kids to put everything away afterwards… mollymoocrafts.com
6. Use up your stash and keep mini stitchers entertained in one with this scrap-busting keychain idea craftinessisnotoptional.com 7. Occupy little girls for hours with this crepe paper bangle project – playdate plait perfection! babbledabbledo.com
8. Help them make cute necklaces with this easy project – or swap the string for ribbon and turn them into medals. Indoor Olympics anyone? handmadecharlotte.com
Get little crafters to help you with the gorgeous Shibori scarf tutorial in Mollie Makes 56 – messy dye fun for them, new garms for you.